European Union lending arm, the European Investment Bank has confirmed that it lent $97 million to support investment by companies across East Africa in 2016.
Every business person world over especially in a partnership has at one time toyed with the idea of one day going solo. That moment when you are all by yourself trying to figure out why you are still at that dead end job. What keeps you there? Surprisingly your answers are as lame as they get.
What makes a company grow? And how do we determine the growth of a company? Is it its impressive financial results? The storms it has weathered? Its expansion portfolio?
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) in partnership with CITI Foundation has announced awards of $200,000 in grant funding to 20 young, East African social entrepreneurs developing businesses for social and community change
Small businesses require professional business advice. Entrepreneurs with business ideas but no way of taking them through to fruition need sound advice.
Namibia tops African countries featured in Global Entrepreneurship Index; Rwanda, Botswana, South Africa fall closely behind
The inaugural Ashish J Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index measures entrepreneurial environments around the world and assesses each of its 85 countries against a set of criteria that spans policy, infrastructure, education, entrepreneurial environment and finance.
Three Ugandan companies will represent the country at the 4th Angel Fair Trade Africa where they will showcase their innovations.
Government owned diamond firm Okavango Diamond Company has introduced a youth focused programme aimed at equipping them with skills and knowledge that will enable them take advantage of opportunities in the local diamond industry.
General Electric in Algeria has opened up its garages to startups to test their prototypes coming at a time when majority have been struggling with access to a platform that can help them refine their prototypes before they are released in the market.
DFCU bank has rolled out a training and legal counsel programme targeting women entrepreneurs in Uganda as it seeks to appreciate the contribution of women to the economy
The finalists in the 2016 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) in Partnership with CNBC Africa were announced during a live broadcast on DStv Channel 410 on Wednesday night.
Uganda beer maker Nile Breweries Limited is investing in training its retailers how to run successful business from selling beer as it seeks to share its growth strategy with its distributors.
Nine Ugandan businesses have received $200,000 and three month accelerator training in a partnership that is seeking to harness the power of entrepreneurs in Uganda to create jobs
I have been asking this question since the new change agents came on board in the running of affairs of Nigeria. Right now, everything is on the rise.
At the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa, Huawei shared its vision and insights on the development of the digital economy of Africa.
GE and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Partner with Social Entrepreneurs to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Africa
GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship have announced a partnership that focuses on training and mentoring social entrepreneurs working on maternal and child health innovations in sub-Saharan Africa.
As part of the implementation strategy, the beneficiaries will be trained on Entrepreneurship and Usage/Marketing technique of solar lamps. A revolving loan scheme will also be provided to members where Solar Lamps worth N75, 000 to N100, 000 is given on credit to ARC members to be refunded in four to five months.
Techne Summit, the renowned international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform by including the main global players in the technology industry, will launch this year once again in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt from 7th to 8thMay 2016.
The Africa StartUp Cup is another great effort by StartUp Cup and the U.S. Department of State to bridge this gap of educating and providing important tools to entrepreneurs in Africa and the world at large.
The overall theme of this year’s conference, “Pathways to Progress” is very appropriate because, whilst we all agree that development is desirable, there is much we can debate on what constitutes an effective development program or paradigm, or what policy priority is the right fit for which region.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) announces the selection of 1,000 entrepreneurs for the 2nd round of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP).
The Future City of Africa, a new conference in Nairobi, June 2016, explores the potential of African cities to rethink the city concept and take the lead globally in designing the future city.
To all of Africa’s aspiring entrepreneurs, “I commend your courage and determination to build a business in the face of limitations that inhibit the viability of your startup and significantly threaten its survival...
Today, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) – in conjunction with the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) — hosted an intimate discussion between select Associate Fellows of the NLI and Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings and the United Bank for Africa (UBA).
Botswana entrepreneurs have been encouraged to take advantage of the African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) which is powered by BMCE Bank of Africa.
MTN, in partnership with the MTN Solution Space and Jumia, are proud to announce the launch of the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation, UBA, and the United States Department of Commerce Partner to Enable Entrepreneurship in Africa
The Tony Elumelu Foundation and United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) partnered with the United States Department of Commerce to host a panel between members of the U.S. Presidential Council on Doing Business in Africa (PCDBIA) and a diverse community of African entrepreneurs.
At a time when the African continent is witnessing fast growth globally in foreign direct investments (FDIs), a high-level delegation from the Annual Investment Meeting 2016 has conducted a pan African road show to strengthen the African participation in the forthcoming edition of the event.
For years, many African business fact checkers failed to predict realistic outcomes; therefore I am wondering if 2016 could be the year of African entrepreneurship with real results.
Tigo Tanzania in partnership with a local NGO, Reach For Change, have once again announced two winners of the Tigo Digital Changemakers competition.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation announces TEEP 2016, the second annual round of the $100m Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) for emerging African entrepreneurs.
Emmanuel Douglas is a Nigerian entrepreneur, a beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entreprenership Program through which he started his company, El Classico Foods. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
The African Partner Pool, an online directory and platform, which connects buyers and suppliers, has within a year registered 1,000 SMEs on its portal www.africanpartnerpool.com with tender value reaching $37 million.
Total Petroleum Ghana Limited has announced a seed capital of 160,000 cedis to support three viable Ghanaian startups grow their businesses.
Professor Francis Kofi Allotey, a renowned international mathematical physicist, has called for the infusion of creative entrepreneurial innovations into modern science and technology to enhance its potency to aid wealth creation and industrialization in Africa.
GTBank empowers Nigerian Undergraduates with Entrepreneurial skills …Unveils “The GTCrea8 Makeup MasterClass” session
In a bid to promote an entrepreneurial culture, which according to experts is growing rapidly amongst young Nigerians, Guaranty Trust Bank will be having a series of Master Classes targeted at budding undergraduates to provide them with valuable knowledge, needed to enhance their commercial prospects.
His Royal Highness the Duke of York KG, Olusegun Obasanjo and Aliko Dangote agree to form partnership to support Entrepreneurship in Africa
The African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP) will be a new initiative between Pitch@Palace and The Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS) designed to develop the African private sector and stimulate innovation and technology throughout the continent.
Fabian Carlos Guhl is the founder and managing director at AMPION, Germany. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Rendeavour, Africa’s largest urban land developer, announced today its support for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will feature US President Barack Obama and will be held in Nairobi on 25-26 July.
"We hope The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme can catalyse and encourage other African business leaders to empower emerging entrepreneurs
Leading Nigerian businessman and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings, has encouraged Nigerian youths to secure their future by cultivating an attitude of learning, collaboration and entrepreneurship.
Chase Bank Limited and Rabo Development today signed a Technical Assistance Agreement to increase access to financial services in Kenya under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Framework.
The Ghana Entrepreneur Awards, launched in 2010, is meant to recognize and award distinguished entrepreneurs in the Ghanaian community, and showcase leading ones.
Africa is on the verge of becoming the engine of global economic growth, the Chairman, United Bank for Africa Plc and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony Elumelu has said.
Former managing director of United Bank for Africa, Mr Tony Elumelu, has been nominated to address a select group of global industrialists at the White House in U.S. to celebrate emerging entrepreneurs around the globe.